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Grouse

Sometimes considered a subfamily of Phasianidae, the nine genera of Grouse are more commonly known for their own family, Tetraonidae. Grouse are unique, feathered-legged galliformes that are found in the forests and grasslands of the Northern Hemisphere.

Despite being in high demand, the species Grouse have never been very common in aviculture. The Ruffed Grouse is perhaps the most well established species in North America and the Black Grouse in Europe.

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Spruce Grouse (genus Falcipennis)
Two species:


Blue Grouse (genus Dendragapus)
Two species:


Ptarmigans(genus Lagopus)
Three species:


Capercaillie & Black Grouse (genus Tetrao)
Two species:


Ruffed & Hazel Grouse (genus Bonasa
Three species:


Sage Grouse (genus Centrocerus
Two species:

  • Greater Sage Grouse (Centrocerus urophasianus)
  • Gunnison Sage Grouse (C. minmus)


Prairie Chickens (genus Tympanuchus
Three species:



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